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Captain's House
Porthmeor, St Ives

£906 - £3020 per week

A large period property, sympathetically refurbished to provide exceptional accommodation and with the benefit of private parking, a walled garden and superb sea views; all just a five minute walk into the town centre and harbour or Porthmeor beach. Captain's House is ideal for larger families or groups of couples sharing.


from the parking area leading to hallway with stairs to first floor bedrooms and doors to:

Sitting room

sofa seating for ten, sea views, TV/DVD, contemporary woodburner, dining table with seating for ten, feature fireplace. French doors to utility room, washing machine, tumble dryer. Patio door to rear garden.


range oven with five burner gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast table seating six. Doors to garden and:

Wet room

rain shower, glass screen, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views, TV, double armchair.


large walk-in wet room, bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, feature fireplace, basin.

Bedroom 3

single bed. Stairs from landing to second floor:

Bedroom 4

twin beds, sea views.

Bedroom 5

double bed, exceptional sea views.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

enclosed tiled area with garden seating for six, shed, access to back lane.

Additional information

parking for one large or two small cars, central heating, cot available on request, Z-bed available for the 10th adult for use in any bedroom except the single, selection of DVDs and board games, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent support and services. Lovely house with plenty of room, well equipped and parking.

June 2022

I’ve stayed in Captain’s House many times over the past 14 years & I absolutely love it, as do my family. It’s a very comfortable house, well equipped & we feel very much at home there. The views are spectacular from the house & the town & St Ives’ many beaches are within easy reach.

April 2022

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Holidays in Porthmeor

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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.

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Local events

New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

10th - 24th September 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Excellent support and services. Lovely house with plenty of room, well equipped and parking.

I’ve stayed in Captain’s House many times over the past 14 years & I absolutely love it, as do my family. It’s a very comfortable house, well equipped & we feel very much at home there. The views are spectacular from the house & the town & St Ives’ many beaches are within easy reach.

Captain’s House is a great house full of history and character in a fabulous location above Porthmeor. Going to sleep to the sound of the waves is priceless. Quick and easy beach and town access. Parking for two vehicles was a godsend. The owners provided lots of amenities to make for a comfortable stay. It was a memorable stay for two families and we will be back.

An excellent well equipped holiday home in a superb location.

Captain’s House was perfect for our mixed age group. It’s more spacious than the photos suggest and there are plenty bathrooms. The front rooms have tremendous views. And despite the uphill climb back it really is very close to both Porthmeor Beach and to the centre of St Ives. A great holiday location and a great team at Aspects.

The Captain's house is in a great location, with great views over Porthmeor Beach and the coastal footpath. The sunset views are amazing. The house is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable with plenty of room for a large family. The parking is a real bonus, as is the rear courtyard as a BBQ/entertaining space. We loved it and wouldn't hesitate to return to this lovely property.

Captains house is an excellent property, which is well situated overlooking Porthmeor Beach. It has everything you'll need for a great stay including parking and a back yard.

The house is spacious, comfortable and has a flexible layout. This includes a bathroom on each floor. The kitchen is well equipped too and provides all the necessary equipment if you want to cook at the property.

The only challenge worth a mention is, if you're thinking of booking Captains House it's located at the top of a fairly steep hill.

Lovely house with stunning views. Very easy and comfortable to live in. Close to the town, harbour and beach. It’s a very steep climb back up for anyone with any mobility difficulties.

Not the first time for us in St Ives, but the first time in Captain's House. We loved it and will certainly be back!

Captains house is Fabulous ,light and airy ,spacious with great views.its also very cosy on those wild weather days, chopped wood provided for the woodburner ! You can walk to the beach at porthmeor in 5 minutes ,be on the harbour in 10 ,close to all art galleries and shops. If you don't feel like going out grab the binoculars provided and just look out to sea ,perfect. Been coming to st ives for years ,stayed in many properties and this is definitely the best!

We had a lovely holiday at Captains House. We were 3 generations but there were plenty of shower facilities and seating. Enjoyed sharing family meals round the large tables. Wi-fi a bit slow but adequate. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again. .

This house is great for families sharing a property. There is plenty of shared living space for meals, games and sitting together. The house has lovely views overlooking Porthmeor beach and the Atlantic, and is also very well placed for walking into town, visiting the Tate or other beaches.

Lovely house with well equipped kitchen. We had six adults and three children under 5 never felt cramped. Gorgeous views over the beach. We had a really lovely holiday and the house is very close to centre of St Ives. Only difficulty was parking there is room for two small cars so our third car had to go on long stay car park which we knew before arrival, however it was hard to get on the car park again if you'd been out for the day .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It was great to hear how much you liked Captain's House and how well it worked for all of you. Unfortunately none of the long stay car parks guarantee spaces, so it can mean moving around between car parks during your holiday, though you can get a rover ticket that covers most of these for a set price for the week. There are also a couple of private parking options but they would be quite a distance from this property, but if this is something that you may find useful if you are ever looking to return; please do get in touch so that we can give you further information. Tanya, Customer Services

We booked the Captain's House for three families to share over the half term. The large living space and large kitchen worked well, and helped provide a lovely sense of house community for those times when we came together for meals and to play games. All the rooms are light and airy and the original features make the house feel homely and give it character. The views across Porthmeor Beach are fabulous.

Loved the views. Perfect location for us and perfect house for those wanting to surf often - getting up and looking out the window to check the waves was brilliant - could even see the kids surfing from our bedroom window. Very easy house to be in, lots of space for all. Nice bath to ease away the aches and pains post surfing! Lovely sociable living spaces which worked well for adults and teens. We'll definitely consider booking this house again - we had a fab time. Loved our stay, fab house.

Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful spacious house. Great location to access St Ives.
Would definitely love to stop here again.

Overall we were happy with the house and have booked it again for 2020.

Spacious accommodation in prime location Fantastic sea views Great base for a large family or 2/3 small families to share

Captain’s House was a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful views and 5 minutes from all St Ives has to offer. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed and more than accommodated 8 adults. We will definitely be back!

100% recommend this house to everyone. All needs catered for. Really was home from home. The owners have done a fantastic job to make sure you have everything you need. Just gutted it's already booked for next year!

Fantastic sea views overlooking Porthmeor Beach and great access to the beach for our little family.

Great location, very spacious for a couple of families. Amazing sea views!

We really loved the property and the location was superb. Definitely would recommend it and we will hopefully be returning in the future.

We just love staying at Captains House, it has amazing sea views!

We had a great holiday with our 2 daughters and their families the property was perfect, plenty of space, toilets & bathrooms so no queues or problems getting ready to go out. Would go again!